A restaurant in California that has been defiant against COVID-19 restrictions for months is now displaying signs encouraging its customers to show “proof of unvaccination.”
Basilico’s Pasta e Vino Restaurant in Huntington Beach has frequently rejected coronavirus lockdowns and mandates, often going against the state’s suggestions to provide safety measures to slow the spread of the virus.
In December, it refused to shut down during a lockdown order initiated by Governor Gavin Newsom. Then, when officials issued several orders for companies to mandate face coverings, the Orange County restaurant declared itself a mask-free zone and required that diners remove them before entering.
Now the company says that they will only serve unvaccinated customers after the Centers for Disease Control said that fully vaccinated individuals should once again wear their masks indoors in certain areas with high transmission rates.
“Here they come to lock you down again,” the restaurant said in an Instagram post.